Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Give your immune system a boost with ProSource Virgin Coconut Oil and Nuco coconut-based products


As the Novel Coronavirus 2019 (nCoV-2019) has become an alarming global pandemic, with two cases now being reported in the Philippines, taking precautions towards one’s health and wellbeing has become essential. Besides not being able to report to work, the risky possibility of infecting others is also there.

Apart from having frequently clean hands through regular washing, plus avoiding close contact with anyone who has fever and cough, one effective way to avoid falling ill is by boosting your immune system.  And while a cure for 2019-nCoV is still being developed; thankfully, there exists a natural, scientifically-proven method of immune system strengthening—the intake of coconut oil!  

Bosch launches ultimate push and go tool for effortless fixing


  • Bosch launches the all new Bosch Go screwdriver for smart effortless fixing 
  • The all new Bosch Go features mechanical clutch with 5-torque setting for enhanced performance, dual activation mode, and electronic brakes making the tool safer to use

Weekend warriors can look forward to an easier and safer fixing as leading supplier of technology and services provider Bosch unveiled the new and improved Bosch Go, the ultimate push-and-go screwdriver, in online shopping platforms Lazada and Shopee. 

Jericho and Kuya J bring cheers to kids and families affected by Taal eruption


Jericho Rosales reached out and spread smiles and happiness to over a thousand families affected by the recent eruption of the Taal volcano in Batangas.

Rosales led a relief operations program which was supported by the Philippine Army, KUYA J Group and other sister companies of KUYA J, namely Popeyes Louisiana Chicken, Isla Sugbu Seafood Restaurant, Tsay Cheng, The Grand Con, Majestic, Landers Central, Doppio, and Manila Comisario. The project gave assistance to a total of 196 families who were relocated to Alitagtag Central School, and another 898 families at Bauan Technical High School.

Right care, right now: Samsung's innovative customer service is always ready when needed


From using smartphones, tablets, and wearables while on-the-go to enjoying smart appliances in their own homes, many consumers are now dependent on their electronics and use them on a daily basis. Lifestyles and habits change; so should the consumption of services.

To keep up with this new breed of consumers, Samsung is announcing its lineup of service offerings, made up of advanced solutions that are available at the consumer's convenience and help them make the most out of their gadgets and digital appliances.

PayMaya Preferred: Get quick treats and sweet deals when you use PayMaya QR at Ministop

Basta Ministop, don’t pay cash. PayMaya!

Grabbing a quick bite or buying some last-minute needed items just got more convenient and rewarding as Ministop joins the growing list of PayMaya Preferred merchants, where customers can get added treats and perks whenever they pay using PayMaya QR.

PayMaya QR is now currently available in more than 500 branches of Ministop all over the country, allowing for the ultimate convenience not just in buying goods but in having a quick and hassle-free payment experience as well.

Additionally, shoppers can also get a P50 cashback once a week from February 19 until April 18, 2020 whenever they scan to pay a minimum of P200 using PayMaya QR at participating Ministop branches nationwide.

Enjoy P500 savings when you buy HP Ink Tank printers


Buying an HP printer today for the kids or the home business can easily get one a movie ticket or a new book, score a set of earphones, or a lunch or dinner treat!

That’s because buying selected HP Ink Tank All-in-One printers today can instantly get P500 off their regular price! That’s great savings which one can use to reward themselves or treat the family.

From now until April 30, 2020, the HP Ink Tank 310 All-in-One (AIO) printer will be available for only P6,290, and the HP Ink Tank 315 AIO for P6,790, while the HP Ink Tank Wireless 415 AIO printer will have a P8,290 price tag.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Kapuso star Bianca Umali visits children affected by Taal Volcano eruption


Kapuso star Bianca Umali joined child-focused NGO World Vision in Laurel, Batangas last February 7 to visit and help distribute learners’ kits to about 400 school-aged children from Grade 1 to 7. Each kit contains a school bag, school supplies, and art materials to help hundreds of children who temporarily stopped schooling due to the eruption.

As World Vision’s Youth Ambassador for Education, Bianca Umali hoped to inspire the children with a message of hope amidst difficult times brought by Taal Volcano eruption.

Rick Price and Morissette put a new spin on the classic ballad “Heaven Knows”


Australian singer-songwriter and producer Rick Price teams up with Filipina pop sensation Morissette on the 2020 version of “Heaven Knows.”

Released on Valentine’s day, the classic ballad is rearranged with a fuller sound and a more contemporary touch. “The original recording of Heaven Knows is basically piano and voice only,” the award-winning Rick Price discloses. “The new version is a duet and has a full band added with lush strings and background vocals. It was such a delight to record and I can’t wait for you to hear it.”

Morissette, on the other hand, gave the previous iteration a different spin with her adept and powerful vocals. The Asia’s Phoenix, who happens to be a Wish 107.5 Hall of Fame awardee, stayed true to the song’s enduring message of romantic longing, while making sure to deliver a transcendent performance. “Working on this track, RP and I kind of agreed that we didn't want to make the verses predictable, but to keep the chorus singable and heartfelt,” the Akin Ka Na Lang songstress shares. “He also allowed me to put my own flavor and twists into the melodies.”

TP’s new Leadership Development Center in Vertis North promotes lifelong learning for leaders


Guest of Honor UP Chancellor Dr. Mike Tan (middle) is warmly welcomed to the Leadership Development Center at TP Vertis North by TP leaders headed by SVP for Human Capital Resource Management Jeffrey Johnson (second from left).

Teleperformance in the Philippines, the global leader in digitally integrated business services, continues its advocacy for lifelong learning through the launch of its second Leadership Development Center (LDC).

Located at TP Vertis North, the LDC facility focuses on upskilling TP leaders and employees for the workplace of the future. Just like the first LDC which is housed at TP Aura in Taguig City, the facility is fully equipped with an e-learning center, mini library, audio-visual equipment, and other resources leadership trainees may need.

Led by the Learning and Development (L&D) team, there is a variety of trainings being run in the LDC, from technical courses such as Lean Six Sigma and Data Analytics and Data Visualization to creative leadership modules such as Public Speaking and Presentations skills and the Power of Story-Telling.

Get “Comfortable” with H.E.R.’s newest sultry jam


Fresh from reaping various accolades and wrapping up the first part of the sold-out I Used to Know H.E.R. Tour, two-time Grammy winner H.E.R. has recently released a soulful single called “Comfortable.”

Produced by DJ Camper with additional backing vocals from Anthony Clemons, Jr., the latest jam from the Filipina-American R&B star showcases a more stripped-down approach reminiscent of her early releases. The earnestness of her lyrics, paired with the sultry mood of the song, arrives with captivating grace beyond her years—a quality that makes “Comfortable” a standout. 

All Eyes on Ben&Ben’s new single and 2 music videos this month!



Ben&Ben is showing no signs of slowing down. In terms of consistency, the nine-piece outfit continues to break streaming records and dominate cultural conversation with releases that resonate with people from various walks of life.

Last January 2020 alone, the acclaimed folk-pop band won Wish FM’s Group of the Year and Urban Performance of the Year for their chart-topper “Pagtingin.” On top of this milestone, the band is currently at number one on Spotify Philippines Top 50, with their cover of “Make It With You.”

Say hello to ‘SAM’ at SM Aura Premier!


Your friendly interactive mall attendant is coming to SM Aura Premier!

Ready to give delightful malling experiences to shoppers, SM Supermalls’ ‘SAM the robot’, the country’s first-ever smart mall attendant, officially invades SM Aura Premier starting last February 7!

“SM has always been a home of fun and awesome experiences for shoppers and families alike. As we introduce SAM at SM Aura Premier and soon in other SM malls nationwide, we will continue to give our shoppers more extraordinary reasons to bond and spend time with loved ones in our malls,” said SM Supermalls president Steven Tan.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Top 6 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with PayMaya para may BalikBayad ka!


Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to fall head over heels on PayMaya’s deals this month of love! From gift shopping online for your loved one to dining out at your favorite restaurant with your special someone, you can have a more exciting and lovelier Valentine’s Day celebration when you use PayMaya for your payment transactions.

Here are 6 ways to enjoy PayMaya’s BalikBayad perks this month of love!  



SHOP FOR A SPECIAL GIFT ONLINE

It’s always the thought that counts when you’re buying a gift for your loved one. Since Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, shopping at the mall can be a challenge. 

So skip the hassles of dealing with rush hour traffic or lining up at the mall and enjoy a sweet P143 cashback when you shop for gifts online with a total spend of P5,000 using PayMaya. This promo runs until February 15, 2020.



HAVE A BOOK-SHOPPING DATE AT THE BIG BAD WOLF BOOK SALE 

If you and your date are book-lovers, have a fun and exciting date at the much-awaited Big Bad Wolf Book Sale at the World Trade Center, Pasay City from February 14-24, 2020. PayMaya is once again powering the cashless experience at the mega book sale event, allowing you to enjoy the convenience and perks of using PayMaya and other cashless options to shop for your favorite books. 

You can score up to 100% cashback when you pay for your purchases via PayMaya QR. Aside from that, you can get P50 cashback for every P2,000 single-receipt transaction using the PayMaya physical card. 



SURPRISE YOUR LOVED ONE WITH KFC’S FINGER LICKIN GOOD BITES 

Express your love in the simplest way possible, such as surprising your loved one with a delightful meal from PayMaya Preferred Partner KFC. It’s surely a Valentine’s Day treat to remember because of the cashback rewards from PayMaya. 

You can score a P100 reward weekly until March 1, 2020 when you #ScanToPay for your KFC meals with a minimum spend of P200 using PayMaya.



ENJOY A GASTRONOMIC ADVENTURE WITH YOUR ZOMATO GOLD

Bring your date to an unforgettable culinary adventure! Take advantage of more food at a lesser price when you use your Zomato Gold for your post-Valentine's Day celebration.

To unlock the best food deals in the metro at the best price, pay for your Zomato Gold membership using PayMaya and get a 50% discount upon your payment. You can also maximize your perks by dining at Zomato Gold partner restaurants with PayMaya QR because you have two chances of getting up to 100% cashback throughout the weekends of February.



GO ON A ROAD TRIP WITH YOUR LOVED ONE

Enjoy a romantic getaway with your loved one this February. Whether you’re going to the beach or exploring scenic places, you can have an amazing and memorable road trip when you gas up at PayMaya Preferred partner gas stations. 

You can definitely avoid the heartbreak and enjoy P5 savings per liter when you #ScanToPay at Total, Metro Oil, Power Fill, and Marz Fuel. This is on top of the usual PayMaya QR promos, where you can get as much as 100% cashback capped at P500 for every qualified transaction. 



FIND LOVE ON TINDER

If you’re single and looking for that special someone, start your journey in finding true love by subscribing to the world’s most popular mobile dating app, Tinder. Meet new people and engage in interesting conversations every time you swipe right!

Furthermore, you can get lucky and connect with more people when you purchase Tinder Plus and Tinder Gold in the PayMaya app, which is currently at up to 75% OFF until February 29, 2020.

Don’t miss your chance to express gratitude and appreciation for your special someone this Valentine’s Day and this whole month of love! With the help of PayMaya, you can now spend this special occasion in the sweetest and most hassle-free way, plus may BalikBayad ka pa!  

Download the PayMaya app for free on iOS or Android now and avail of great deals, promos, and offers. For more information on exclusive deals and offers available to users, visit www.paymaya.com/deals or follow @PayMayaOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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5 fun ways to discover love at SM Supermalls


Inspiring love stories don’t just happen in the movies. This season of love, experience being the star in your own romantic film, along with other fun Valentine’s Day activities at SM Supermalls.

“This love month, we have prepared unique activities to spread love and good vibes the whole month of February that all our shoppers  ̶  couples and singles alike  ̶  can enjoy,” said SM Supermalls senior vice president for marketing Jonjon San Agustin.

Here are 5 fun ways to discover love at SM:

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Mega Global Wins First Place in Sinulog Grand Float Parade


And also bagged second runner up in Dinagyang’s Parade of Lights!

Two grand and iconic festivals – the Sinulog and Dinagyang – are celebrated in the Philippines every January, and Mega Global is adding to the fiesta atmosphere with its festive line-up of activities.




The Sinulog Festival, the world-famous Cebu celebration in honor of the Sto. Nino, is known for its colorful dance rituals and giant street parades that attracts people from all over the world.  Mega Global joined the festivities last weekend with its colorfully decorated Grand Float Entry with marine creatures called, “Pasasalamat sa Masaganang Huli” – which won first prize in the Sinulog Grand Float Parade.

Careline launches first local male ambassador for makeup brand


As a beauty brand that embraces diversity and gender equality, Careline launches PBB Otso big four winners and real life couple Lou Yanong and Andre Brouillette as its newest ambassadors.

The first ever local love team to endorse a makeup brand, Lou and Andre embodies the powerful message that Careline consistently conveys: Makeup doesn’t have to be gender specific and the art of makeup is a form of expression that anyone must be able to experience freely.

Chooks-to-Go, Special Olympics roll out unified basketball clinic for PIDs and BAVI employees

BAVI president Ronald Mascariñas and Special Olympics executive Kaye Samson open the inaugural Unified Basketball clinic under Chooks-to-Go’s “Kaya ‘Yan, Manok ng Bayan” program. Joining them are brand ambassador Kiefer Ravena and the FIBA 3X3 national team.

Chooks-to-Go and Special Olympics Asia Pacific have conducted a sports clinic for persons with intellectual disabilities (PIDs), their families, and employees of Bounty Agro Ventures, Inc. (BAVI), operator of the country’s largest roasted chicken chain.

The first in a series of activations nationwide under BAVI’s flagship corporate social responsibility program “Kaya ‘Yan, Manok ng Bayan”, the Unified Basketball Clinic saw more than 35 PIDs team up with their family members and BAVI employees as they went through a set of basketball-related games and drills.

Four Tips to Actually Keep Your New Year's Resolutions This 2020



A new year’s resolution is a great way to kick off your year but let’s be honest, goal setting is one of the things that are easier said than done. You may have started with some steps toward your goal this January but research shows that 45% of people don’t succeed in keeping their new year’s resolutions on track. Maintaining motivation is doable as long as you create a game plan on how to approach any roadblocks keeping you from your best year yet.

Planners for memorable weddings


Members of the Philippine Association of Wedding Planners (PAWP) were recently treated to historical and gastronomic delights during a luncheon event at Palacio de Memoria, a superbly restored pre-war mansion that survived the 1945 Battle of Manila and now one of the premier wedding and events venues in Metro Manila. 

They were also shown around the vast, sprawling gardens of the Palacio, where a huge crystal-clear tent can be erected for beautiful alfresco weddings. Other outdoor attractions include the Mosphil Lounge and the Palacio’s own chapel-museum which also houses religious antiquities from different centuries. 

Solane provides cooking stations for Taal evacuees


Hundreds of evacuees affected by the eruption of the Taal Volcano became beneficiaries of the relief operations organized recently by top LPG solutions provider Solane.  Food, cooking equipment, and Solane LPG were generously provided to evacuees who were able to use the Solane LPG cooking stations set up by volunteers from the company.

“Solane is happy to be giving back to the community in any way we can. Through this tragic incident, we saw the opportunity to step up by setting up cooking stations so we can provide hot and freshly cooked meals to as many evacuees as we can,” said Isla LPG CEO Ruben Domingo.


Vivo Valentine’s promo gives away hotel staycation prizes


Vivo is giving away some of the best Valentine’s gifts to make V-day celebrations even more memorable and romantic for loving couples.

With the Love Connects promo, those who buy participating Vivo smartphone models for themselves or their loved ones, can get the chance to win exciting prizes, including hotel staycations, cuddle bears, bouquet of flowers, movie tickets, and Vivo tumblers.

From February 8 to 22, 2020, (Feb 14-22 for Mindanao region) every purchase of Vivo Y15 (P7,999 SRP), Y17 (P9,999 SRP), Y19 (P10,999 SRP), S1 (P12,999 SRP), S1 Pro (P15,999 SRP), and V17 Pro (P21,999 SRP) at any Vivo store nationwide, will get a scratch card that will reveal either a major, minor, or consolation prize.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

TPB welcomes new COO

(L-R) DOTr Usec. Atty. Reinier Paul R. Yebra, Diamond Hotel Philippines general manager Ms. Vanessa L. Suatengco, DFA acting USEC. Lourdes O. Yparraguirre, TPB COO Atty. Maria Anthonette C. Velasco-Allones, DOT USEC. Benito C. Bengzon, Jr., DTI ASEC. Rosario Virginia C. Gaetos, TIEZA asst. COO Jetro Lozada, Mapawa Nature Park president Eduardo Pelaez, and DOT ASEC Howard Lance A. Uyking

The Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines, the marketing and promotions arm of the Department of Tourism (DOT), warmly welcomes its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), Atty. Maria Anthonette C. Velasco-Allones.

A Career Executive Service Officer since 2010, Atty. Velasco-Allones brings her extensive civil service management expertise to TPB. Prior to her appointment, she served as Executive Director of the Career Executive Service Board (CESB) since 2007. Under her leadership, CESB received international recognition from the UN-Asia Pacific Center for ICT in 2009 and 2010 for “bridging the information and communications technology (ICT) capacity gap of government executives in the Philippines to achieve socio-economic and development goals”. She successfully spearheaded CESB’s administrative reforms and program innovations in support of leadership capacity enhancement among the country’s top career senior officials.

Visa’s Financial Literacy Program Educates More Than 36,000 Students and Teachers

Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog teaches young Filipinos the value of making wise financial decisions.
Photo from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.


Visa’s financial literacy program, launched in 2017, has educated over 36,000 students and teachers in 30 cities.

Teaming up with Tanghalang Pilipino and Teach for the Philippines, Visa launched the tagalog skit, Lukot-lukot, Bilog-bilog three years ago, with support from Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. The interactive play focused on Gwyneth, a young student faced with several money management decisions throughout the story. With the help of her best friend, grandfather, and national heroes who came to life from the money she held, Gwyneth had to make informed financial decisions.

6 eyeliner styles for every woman


A trusty eyeliner is part of every girl’s makeup staples. With a simple glide and proper techniques, you will surely rock this makeup style. Below are eyeliner methods perfect for every eye shape so you can effortlessly slay your M.O.T.D (Makeup Of The Day).

The Careline Graph Ink eyeliner is one of the best in the market with consecutive recognitions, the Best Liquid Eyeliner at Cosmo Beauty Awards 2018, Metro Beauty Awards 2018, and Cosmo Beauty Awards 2019.

Pru Life UK expands its footprint in Quezon City, Batangas, and Cagayan De Oro City


(Lazurite Opal Life Insurance Agency Inc. branch in Quezon City)
From left to right: National Sales Director Marylin Detalla, Lazurite District General Manager Rachele Tupas, General Agency President Raul Coronado, District Manager Teresita Rombaoa, EVP/Chief Distribution Officer Divine Furagganan, Trenzy Rombaoa and Former General Manager/Chief Distribution Officer Maximo Joaquin.

Going strong on its 24th year in the Philippines, Pru Life UK has expanded its footprint with more sales offices to fortify its mission of narrowing the protection gap in the country.

The newly-opened General Agencies (GAs), or sales offices, underscore the company’s commitment to making life insurance more accessible to Filipinos with its wide portfolio of protection and investment-linked products designed to meet the health and financial needs of the customers.

Five Things to Know About the Nike Adapt BB 2.0


The video reactions of players putting on the original Nike Adapt BB ranged from stunned to unchecked giddiness. Simply put, the experience of slipping into the shoe, pressing a button, hearing the whirr of the power-lacing engine and sensing an unparalleled fit is like stepping into a time machine. 

The refining of fit continues in the Nike Adapt BB 2.0, evolving the design principles of its predecessor to improve on-court play, while retaining the spirit of the tech’s underlying magic: the thrill of a glimpse into the future.

Here is what's new about the shoe:

Monday, February 3, 2020

5 Ways You Can Handle Money Better This Year


New Year, new you. Every first month of the year calls for a fresh set of resolutions, money included. We all need a certain level of inspiration to craft up new rules for our finances, but their success boils down to our effort and dedication. 

Having trouble making your resolutions work for you? Read on below for your new money commandments and how to finally stick to them this 2020.

Shop Brother to start 2020 and get the best deals and perks!


Brother kicks off 2020 with the Shop Some More Promo and the return of the Switch to Tank Promo

Filipinos looking for the best and most affordable printing solutions to start the new year won’t have to look far at all, as Brother Philippines begins 2020 with two promotions designed to make the most of purchases of new Brother printers and trade-ins of used machines.

Samsung Lends Washing Machines to Taal Volcano Eruption Victims


A Samsung personnel assists Lipa City evacuees who were affected by the Taal Volcano eruption.

Less than a week after the recent Taal Volcano eruption, Samsung Philippines headed to Batangas and lent top-of-the-line washing machines to aid affected victims, making it possible for them to thoroughly remove volcanic ash and wash their clothes.

On January 18, the company handed 16 washers and dryers to the Inosluban-Marawoy Evacuation Center in Lipa City, with assistance from Batangas Governor Dodo Mandanas and Lipa City Councilor Mikee Morada. Samsung also lent a television set to the kids and other evacuees to access news and entertainment while in the evacuation center.

Ballet Manila’s Sleeping Beauty world premiere.


Ballet Manila, the Philippines’ most solidly trained classical ballet company, held a special preview of its upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty at the Ballet Manila studios in Pasay City. 

The production is part of the company's 24th performance season and is the conclusion of Lisa Macuja Elizalde’s Princess Trilogy. 

Philippine real estate companies win in Dot Property Southeast Asia Awards 2019

(L-R) Dot Property commercial director James Claasen and country manager for the Philippines Tanya Yu, with Grand Land president Ryan Go, Santos Knight Frank  assistant manager for residential services Marievie Gimena and LeadingRE executive VP for global operations Chris Dietz.

Three leading Philippine real estate companies recently received recognition during the prestigious Dot Property Southeast Asia Awards 2019 held at the Park Hyatt Bangkok in Thailand.

The Dot Property Southeast Asia Awards is a recognition program that recognizes the best regional real estate companies – from leading developers and projects to real estate agents and companies that contribute to the growth of the sector. 

Values education, financial literacy and family bonding in OFW Family Day


Values reorientation and financial literacy seminars and a whole day of fun bonding with their families were the highlights of the OFW Family Day 2019 attended by thousands of OFWs at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

The OFW Family Day is an institutionalized nationwide activity that aims to give honor to OFWs and provide them with timeless experiences with their families. It is spearheaded by Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), an attached agency of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This year, OWWA Regional Welfare Office – National Capital Region partnered with SM Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, SMX Convention Center and BDO.

Eric Chou captures the Filipino audience with “Room For You”


Over the past few years, Taiwanese superstar Eric Chou has achieved mainstream success in major Mandopop markets in the region.

With a string of multi-platinum albums and hit singles that consistently topped streaming charts, the 24-year-old singer-songwriter has been anointed by the Taiwanese media as the “king of lovelorn people”—a title bestowed to the renowned balladeer for his masterful interpretation of emotionally affecting songs.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Vivo S1 Pro: Smooth moves to flaunt your style


As the old saying goes, “the only constant thing in life is change.” These inevitable changes are most visible at the dawn of a new year—well, plans and predictions of these changes are at least. Incoming trends and styles call for a means to get ahead of the style game.

Here are smooth moves and changes you can make to help you flaunt your style.

Spotify’s Disney Hub Now Available in SEA, HK & TW


Disney lovers will always have a friend in Spotify. From 21 January 2020, Spotify listeners in the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Vietnam will get to experience the magic of Disney on the dedicated Disney Hub.

This new website makes securing your dream home much easier!

Nook Philippines Team
(From L-R: John Santiago, Account Manager for Banking Relations; Tessa Arimado, Director; Chris Elder, Founder & CEO; Carmina Mercado, Head of Property Listings; Cyrus Mercado, Head of Digital Channel)


Get to know Nook, the first online mortgage broker platform  in the Philippines

Buying a home is one of the most exciting phases of life. With new real estate developments sprouting all over the country, and with banks offering different financing schemes, you can actually fulfill your goal to get your dream home soon.

Unfortunately, getting a bank loan and fulfilling all documentary requirements can be a time-consuming, burdensome, and confusing process. Each bank offers different financing terms, and often differ in their requirements – leaving you, the prospective home buyer, wondering if you’re doing what’s best for you.

Diversity and inclusivity in the workplace

(L-R) AXA Philippines chief financial officer Ronaldo San Jose, chief human resources officer Jaspreet Kakar, Project Inclusion Network executive director Grant Javier, and operations lead Jim Nemeño


AXA Philippines, one of the country’s leading insurance providers, has partnered with Project Inclusion Network to promote diversity and inclusion further inside its organization.

Project Inclusion Network is a non-government organization that helps persons with disabilities (PWDs) find jobs by partnering with local and multinational companies in the Philippines.

LG Gives Back and Shares the Good Life


Due to Taal Volcano’s recent phreatic eruption and the current alert level, more than 26,000 people were forced to seek shelter in temporary evacuation centers, most of them losing their homes and livelihoods. LG Philippines, in keeping with its mission of always giving back to the community, immediately did their part to help alleviate the living conditions of the Batangas evacuees.  

Solane Donates Trash Cans to Rosario LGU


As part of Solane LPG’s commitment to supporting communities, its containers which were initially used for replacement of vapor cargo line were converted to trash cans and duly donated to the Rosario local government unit, along with used paint cans. 

Start smart this 2020 with Samsung Smart TV discounts, freebies


There are very few things that feel as great as a fresh start, especially as a new year rolls in.

While there are a lot of people who are raring to improve their lifestyles, or tick off items on their list of resolutions, some simply want to share better quality time with their loved ones, especially at home.

Upgrading to a big-sized smart TV can enhance the family’s home entertainment experience with the access to more varied content from popular streaming services like Netflix and YouTube.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Realme to Double Global Smartphone Shipments to 50 Million in 2020


Fastest-growing smartphone brand realme is setting its sights on doubling its 25+ million global smartphone shipments in 2019, entering the 5G space and introducing new realme devices with unprecedented features and performance to hit 50 million units this year.

Realme founder and CEO Sky Li announced during the launch of the first realme 5G smartphone, realme X50, that the brand is gearing up to grow its global shipments by more than 100 percent this year after it recorded 500 percent year-on-year (YOY) growth in 2019.

“The smartphone industry is a very competitive market where brands come and go, and it is fiercely growing as we speak. As a young brand, realme is optimistic it will surpass all the challenges in the industry and continue broadening our market footprint with the youth as our number one motivation. We at realme will only keep moving forward and offer real value products to all,” Li added.

Get lucky this Chinese New Year with PayMaya’s amazing cashback deals!


Use PayMaya to shop and send digital Ang Pao to ring in the Year of the Metal Rat!

Gong xi fa cai! It’s time to usher in prosperity and good luck this Year of the Metal Rat. Whether you’re shopping or giving Ang Pao to your loved ones, PayMaya is making your Chinese New Year celebration more rewarding.

Sharing best wishes to celebrate Chinese New Year with Ang Paos? Make it digital!

It’s definitely the perfect time for you to wish good luck to people who matter most with PayMaya’s Digital Ang Pao! Through the app’s Send Money feature, you can easily gift your Digital Ang Pao to another PayMaya user without having to deal with the hassles of cash and red paper envelopes. The best part is you can get up to P200 cashback when you participate in the Send Money promos. You can get up to P100 when you send at least P200 every day and an additional P100 when you send a total of P10,000.

Make the Year of The Rat extra sweet with a Mickey Mouse themed Goldilocks cake!


Many Filipinos welcome the Chinese New Year with many practices that are said to bring good luck for the coming year. Traditions such as Dragon and Lion Dances, AngPao, fireworks, and delicious tikoy cakes are staples during this celebration.

Goldilocks, the country’s number one bakeshop, is happy to release their limited-edition Chinese New Year Theme Cake made especially for the year of the Metal Rat. There is no better way to celebrate than with the world’s most famous mouse, Mickey Mouse!

Goldilocks is the authorized licensee of Disney theme cakes in the country.

Araneta City tops off the country’s first ever ibis Styles Hotel


Araneta City, the City of Firsts, officially welcomes the first ibis Hotel brand in the country with a ceremonial topping-off of the ibis Styles Hotel last Monday, January 20, 2020.

The ibis Hotel brand was developed by the international hospitality company Accor, based in France, as an affordable yet creative brand for both leisure and business travelers. The Araneta Group brings the brand to the Philippines via a 15-storey hotel along General Roxas Avenue, one of the latest additions to Araneta City’s growing offerings.

MOMOLAND kicks off 2020 as MYX Celebrity VJs for January


Filipino “Merries” are welcoming the new year with delightful hearts as their favorite South Korean girl group MOMOLAND graces MYX for the whole month of January as Celebrity VJs.

Nancy, JooE, Ahin, Jane, Nayun, and Hyebin—who have notable hits of their own such as “BBoom BBoom” and “BAAM”—will bring in the freshest tunes and music videos on the number one music channel. The group recently released their newest song “Thumbs Up” and the ladies are set to star on a travel show that will see them going around the country and immersing themselves in the Filipino culture.

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